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Marjorie Ann Spaeth
Born September 5, 1943 - Passed February 3, 2024
Our dear mom died today February 3, 2024 at 4:10 in the afternoon at Christiana Hospital. Mom died peacefully with Jesus and went home to be with our Lord. All her life she has attended church, prayed, read her bible and blessed us all with a word of encouragement. A woman of great faith.
Marjorie grew up in Phoenix, Arizonia with her parents Abraham and Dorothy Winquist, her sisters Dorothy, Virginia, Barbara and brother John. She spoke fondly about Camelback Mountain, grapefruit trees, the houses her dad built and loved traveling back to her childhood home. Mom was creative, spunky, and full of life!
Marjorie is proceeded in death by her parents Abraham and Dorothy Winquist, her sister Dorothy Lehman, her dear son David Brian Spaeth and other loved ones that she cherished.
Marjorie was a loving wife to her husband David Townsend Spaeth Jr. for almost 60 years! They have celebrated life together since 1960 when they first met at Pitman High School. A small town in New Jersey, four square miles. David asked Marjorie to the Christmas dance and they have been dancing through life ever since! They have traveled, journeyed, celebrated, prayed and loved through these years.
Mom was a loving mother to her 3 children, Janine, Jeanette and Brian. She knew her children and understood their gifts, their challenges and their potential. She was a great encourager and made certain that they had what we needed to grow up, for her daughters to be great women and for her son to be a great man. She didn’t stop there and as they ventured out, married and had their own families, she helped them all in practical ways, celebrated beautifully and loved them deeply.
Mom was always full of adventure, sparkle and fun! She was so good at setting up any space to be special, planning vacations, preparing family dinners and making every holiday celebrated to its fullest. Mom loved road trips, camping, biking, boating, skiing, picnicking and dancing. Mom embraced her children’s loves of their lives, Janine’s husband, Vincent and family, Jeanette’s husband, David and family and Brian’s family. She loved Jesus deeply and was blessed beyond words with her grandchildren: Alexa, Harrison, Adrienne, Garrett, Evan, Cameron, Carley and Chase. We have countless pictures of grandmom holding her grandchildren and when they weren’t with her, she held them close to her heart.
Mom continued to celebrate life to the fullest, attending her grandchildren’s graduations, sporting events, concerts, accomplishments and weddings. Soon welcoming her 5 great- grandchildren! All the while, traveling and celebrating her sisters and brother, extended family-nieces and nephews, countless friends and church families.
Through it all mom served the Lord, mostly through women’s groups at 2 special churches, Hope Lutheran Church and Life Community Church. She would also attend a few churches in New Jersey with her siblings and nieces and nephews. Mom knew the value of growing in the Lord by helping people wherever she went.
Marjorie is survived by her loving husband, David, her precious daughters Janine and Jeanette, their husbands Vincent and David, her 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her sisters Virginia and Barbara and brother John, and the entire extended family.
We thank Jesus for dad who has really cared for mom when she has had to fight through very serious health concerns. Mom and Dad, you have been great role models to us in times of great adversity and all the while still dancing. We thank you Jesus for our family and friends that have encouraged us, prayed for us, sat with us and listened. We want to hold on to these great memories of mom and her beautiful example of truly celebrating life.
Our service to celebrate mom’s life will be at Hope Lutheran Church in New Castle on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Welcome all family and friends.
Visitation will begin at 9:30, Worship Service will be 11-12:30. Luncheon to follow.
Hope Lutheran Church
230 Christiana Road
New Castle, DE 19720
We love you all, and as Mom said, “press on”.